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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! World's biggest 'tree' lights up in Italy02:10

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! World's biggest 'tree' lights up in Italy

Italy, Gubbio
декабрь 8, 2022 at 12:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

The small town of Gubbio, in central Italy, lit one of its best-known Christmas traditions on Wednesday; the biggest festive 'tree' in the world.

Footage captures the switch-on of the huge light display in the shape of a Christmas tree, stretching 750 metres on the slopes of Monte Ingino.

The structure has more than 8,500 metres of cables and 1,350 plugs and sockets, occupying 130 square metres in the medieval city, which has around 30,000 residents. Currently powered by renewable sources, it was first built in 1981, and registered by the Guinness Book 10 years later.

For the lighting ceremony this year, the Piazza Quaranta Martiri, located just in front of Monte Ingino, has been restored, serving as stage for a programme of shows and events. The lighting was followed by a procession through the historic centre of the town.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! World's biggest 'tree' lights up in Italy02:10
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The small town of Gubbio, in central Italy, lit one of its best-known Christmas traditions on Wednesday; the biggest festive 'tree' in the world.

Footage captures the switch-on of the huge light display in the shape of a Christmas tree, stretching 750 metres on the slopes of Monte Ingino.

The structure has more than 8,500 metres of cables and 1,350 plugs and sockets, occupying 130 square metres in the medieval city, which has around 30,000 residents. Currently powered by renewable sources, it was first built in 1981, and registered by the Guinness Book 10 years later.

For the lighting ceremony this year, the Piazza Quaranta Martiri, located just in front of Monte Ingino, has been restored, serving as stage for a programme of shows and events. The lighting was followed by a procession through the historic centre of the town.